Health Homes

A health home is not a physical home but an approach to how Medicaid enrollees receive health care treatment for chronic conditions.

What is a Health Home?

A health home is not a physical home but a treatment approach that states can choose to implement through their Medicaid program. The health home approach allows eligible Medicaid enrollees to receive integrated health care for target chronic conditions identified by that state. States are allowed to target health home programs to Medicaid beneficiaries living with mental and substance use disorders. In a health home, a provider or a team of health care professionals oversees an enrollee’s entire care. If a person is participating in a health home, that person’s health care, from primary care doctor to dentist to behavioral health professional, can all share the same information and coordinate treatment based on that information.

Learn More About Health Homes

SAMHSA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services encourage states to create local health homes through their Medicaid programs. Find out about health homes, the services they provide, how someone qualifies for enrollment, and how a health home differs from a patient-centered medical home:

Questions and Comments

For more information on health homes, send comments or questions to health.homes@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Last Updated: 07/24/2014